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Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., 1997

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., 1993

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

Corporate Attorney

Steve is a partner within Varnum’s Corporate Practice Team where he specializes in delivering strategic business guidance. His expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of corporate law services, including general corporate counseling, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), strategic partnerships, technology agreements, and diverse financings. With a wealth of experience in supporting both business entities and investors, Steve has a strong track record in the startup and emerging company sectors. His areas of focus include technology, software, data analytics, Software as a Service (SaaS), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain technology, and information technology (IT).

Furthermore, Steve acts as an outside general counsel for a variety of emerging and mid-size businesses and family offices, spanning industries such as marketing and public relations, technology, automotive manufacturing, craft brewing and distilling, entertainment, podcasting, and video production. His comprehensive legal support helps ensure that these companies navigate the complexities of their respective fields with confidence and strategic insight.

Honors and Recognitions

DBusiness© Top Lawyers since 2014

Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2013

Professional Affiliations

Association for Corporate Growth

Keiretsu Forum

Michigan Venture Capital Association

Pointe Angels

State Bar of Michigan; Business Law, IT Law, and Arts, Communication, Entertainment and Sports sections

Western Michigan University, Adjunct Professor of Law

Community Involvement

Royal Oak Film Society

Tech Town

Rippling Hope

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